The alarm clock that morning didn't sound as ear piercing as usual. I quickly remembered the text from Luke and decided to answer back. I said "Yeah, I'd love to! PS-I miss Pengy too!" and put my phone aside.
I got up and looked through my closet for something to wear. I decided on skinny jeans, vans (what else were you expecting?), and a sweater that had "All Time Low" printed on the front. They were on one of Luke's posters yesterday, and I'm glad we have a favorite band in common.
I went downstairs and grabbed a Pop Tart while watching "Gossip Girl." That show never disappoints me. While I was eating Luke started to text me, and I happily replied.
Soon enough it was time for school so I ran out the door to the car, excited to see Luke.
I didn't get any more stares like yesterday when I was walking in the hall. I quickly made my way to my locker and grabbed my books. I walked down the hall, admiring the school for once. I guess I wasn't looking because when I walked into the class I bumped into a girl.
"I'm so sorry!" she said as she helped me pick up the books I dropped.
"No, I'm sorry! I should've looked where I was going." I said and stood up when she handed me my books.
"I love your sweater!" she said and she showed me her bracelets similar to the ones I was wearing yesterday. I guess I found somebody that I have something in common with.
"I'm Hollie. You must be Ariana, you sit behind me in this class. I noticed you yesterday." she said, smiling.
"Yeah, let's go sit down." I said and walked to my seat. Luke looked up and smiled as I sat next to him, also complimenting my sweater. I started talking to Hollie and Luke sat quietly. As soon as the bell rang, Hollie turned around and I said hi to Luke. He told me how happy he was that Michael didn't do anything to him this morning.
Then the lesson started.
When we were at gym, I realized me and Hollie had class together again. We started to play volleyball for the first half, but near the end we were allowed to sit down if we wanted to. Hollie and I sat down and started talking about school here and back at home.
"Do you know why Michael is mean to Luke?" I asked suddenly.
"No, not really but Michael is really only mean to Luke. He's actually a really nice guy." She said and I was still confused.
"Okay..but what about Calum?" I knew he didn't like it when Michael bullied Luke.
"He just stands by Michael. I think he wants to be Luke's friend, but Michael won't let him." she said.
"That seems really complicated." I laughed and the teacher called us in to get changed and head to lunch.
Once I got my food, I looked for Luke at our usual table. He was there, but two other people were there also. I saw Hollie and the other girl I assumed was her friend.
"Hey Ariana, this is Dawn. I hope you don't mind us sitting here. We just thought we should since you're our friend now." She said. People here have such unique names.
"I don't mind at all!" I said and sat down.
We started to get to know each other a bit more, Luke talking occasionally but just listening and laughing the rest of the time. Maybe I found my group of friends.
After it was all going well, Michael started to walk our way and Luke looked at my frantically. I stood up before Michael could reach our table.
"Michael please stop bullying Luke. Leave us alone." I said firmly but Michael just laughed and pushed me away.
"Listen Hemmings, I don't know how you even have friends but you better tell them to watch out too. Every friend of Luke will be hurt as equally as you." he said and walked away.
Why was he so angry about Luke having friends? He has his own set of friends. My thoughts were interrupted by the small sound of crying.
"Luke? Why are you crying? We're fine!" I said but he just shook his head.
"I'm sorry, he's going to do bad things to all of us. You can stop being friends with me now." he said and cried into his hands some more.
"Luke! I'll never stop being your friend. No matter what happens." I smiled. Hollie and Dawn agreed with me and it seemed like Luke was feeling better. We ate the rest of our lunch in silence.
Finally, the last class of the day. For me it was French, but I wish I chose Spanish. French was hard for me so I usually doodled in my book and failed to pay attention. At least it looked like I was writing notes.
Luckily, the bell rang before the teacher could call on me to answer some answer in French.
I walked out of the classroom to my locker, relieved. I hope Luke is okay and Michael isn't doing anything bad. I quickly grabbed my backpack and walked over to Luke's locker. He was there, looking just fine.
"Are you okay?" I asked, just to make sure.
"Yeah, why wouldn't I be?" he laughed and shut his locker. We walked out the schools together, separating to find our rides.
"How was school?" my mom asked. I replied good, as always. I sat quietly the rest of the car ride, which was relaxing.
As soon as I entered my house, I went straight to my room to talk to my friends. Once they answered, they seemed ecstatic with news. I was questioning it until they finally answered.
"Okay so your friend Luke..we might have found him singing on YouTube. I'll send you the link." Jess said.
"REALLY?" I said. I really wanted to her him sing.
"Yes! Now watch the video I sent it to you." she said and I opened it.
I smiled the whole time he was singing. He was very good and he even knew how to play guitar. Why didn't he tell me?
"Is it him? He's a real cutie." I nodded.
"He is." I blushed and they taunted me about how we'd be the perfect couple. I told them to stop so I could text him.
'I found you:)'
'What? No please you didn't:('
'I did. Come over in 10:)'
I put my phone aside and told them I had to leave because he was coming over. They begged to meet him but I just closed the computer and smiled.
I really hope he isn't angry though. I can't lose a friend like him.
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